Many licensing formats exist to provide flexible sub-licensing for various applications, from public commons for shared assets and derivative works, to completely free and open-source formats.
Globally Empowered Merchants (GEMs) need a strong yet flexible license format that can provide international protection while supporting re-use of digital assets, including collaboration, resale, and value-added collections of code, media, or other resource contributions.
The latest use-cases calling for expanded Licensing also include provisioning support for Smart Contracts and other Digital Escrow services, including DRM, Asset Management, and potentially new Derivative styles such as Media Collaborations and Collections or other Curated Content.
The Open Commercial License is a new type of license that specifically permits tabulated attributions and value-added contributions/collaboration. It was created with modular code in mind, including code components (software resources), and other types of digital assets as simple as media files, but as complex as entire services and their end-points.
This is allowed to happen according to a schedule of contributions, royalties, or other fees respective of original authors, and contributing authors of applications while still observing Open Source terms using the Open Commercial Licensing Exponent (OCLE).
This allows developers and merchants who customize their Open Commercial Software to publish complete code and code components to a public library, retain product rights, receive direct compensation, and receive indirect compensation as a result of code re-use, contribution, attribution, or collaboration.
Note that the type of compensation is additionally open. Network tokens signifying basic attention, participation, or other types of value may be assigned, including crypto-currency, fiat currency, commoditized and virtual trade, and card payments. The Open Commercial License is just one part of a system that provides a complete means to tabulate and address resources that exists separately from agreements about compensation or other process related to those resources.
The Global Namespacing Policy Framework (Documentation at http://hyperns.org) provides a clearer codex of the separation of concerns, and how each of the 3 components integrate to provide a complete system of Licensing.
Global Namespacing Policy Framework –
- Entity Registration for Sentient Individuals
- Entity Registration for Organizations, Automata, or Collectives
The Global Namespacing Policy Framework has an Entity Registration for Individual Humans (Sentient Beings) as well as Organizations, Host Controllers, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtually Intelligence(VI), other Virtual Machines (VM’s), and Para-virtualized machines such as experienced through a Hypervisor, respective or irrespective of the Host.
It uses two primary resources, the Open Commercial License and the Open Commercial License Exponent,
Open Commercial License Exponent-
- Hyper-Transactional NameSpace (HTNS://)
- Open Commercial Atrributed Library eXponents (OCALX)
Those familiar with the system realize that HTNS is a protocol for secure transmission and authentication of origin for resources, whereas OCALX describes access to the code repository, or other access points for resources.